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THE ROLE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN EXPLORING AND PROTECTING AGRICULTURAL GENETIC RESOURCES
Edited by
John Ruane
and
Andrea Sonnino

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome © FAO 2006

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Contents

Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgements

Acronyms and abbreviations

I.      STATUS OF THE WORLD'S GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

1.     Status of the world's livestock genetic resources: preparation of the first report on the state of the world's animal genetic resources
Ricardo A. Cardellino

2.     Status of the world's fishery genetic resources
Devin M. Bartley

3.     Global overview of crop genetic resources
Brad Fraleigh

4.     Efforts towards assessing the global status of forest genetic resources
Pierre Sigaud

II.     USE OF CRYOPRESERVATION AND REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF GENETIC RESOURCES

5.     The potential of cryopreservation and reproductive technologies for animal genetic resources conservation strategies
Sipke Joost Hiemstra, Tette van der Lende and Henri Woelders

6.     Status of cryopreservation technologies in plants (crops and forest trees)
Bart Panis and Maurizio Lambardi

III.    USE OF MOLECULAR MARKERS FOR CHARACTERIZATION AND CONSERVATION OF GENETIC RESOURCES

7.     Use of molecular markers and other information for sampling germplasm to create an animal gene bank
Henner Simianer

8.     Genetic characterization of livestock populations and its use in conservation decision-making
Olivier Hanotte and Han Jianlin

9.     Genetic characterization of populations and its use in conservation decision-making in fish
Craig Primmer

10.   Molecular marker based analysis for crop germplasm preservation
Sergio Lanteri and Gianni Barcaccia

11.   Molecular analysis of gene banks for sustainable conservation and increased use of crop genetic resources
Marcio Elias Ferreira

12.   Genetic characterization and its use in decision-making for the conservation of crop germplasm
M. Carmen de Vicente, Felix Alberto Guzmán, Jan Engels and V. Ramanatha Rao

13.   The role of biotechnology in the conservation, sustainable use and genetic enhancement of bioresources in fragile ecosystems
Prashanth S. Raghavan and Ajay Parida

14.   Genetic diversity in forest tree populations and conservation: analysis of neutral and adaptive variation
Giovanni G. Vendramin and Michele Morgante

IV.    DEBATING THE ISSUES

15.   Background document to the e-mail conference on the role of biotechnology for the characterization and conservation of crop, forest, animal and fishery genetic resources in developing countries
John Ruane and Andrea Sonnino

16.   Summary of discussion from the e-mail conference on the role of biotechnology for the characterization and conservation of crop, forest, animal and fishery genetic resources in developing countries
John Ruane and Jonathan Robinson